Here's how you can support the bird you love to get their feathers back!
According to your quiz answers, your bird is likely a moderate feather plucker. Which is great news, because you've probably caught the problem soon enough to turn it around 🥳
Moderate feather plucking birds have a budding habit so it will take some concerted efforts to turn the plucking around. But, you can do it and I'll be here every step of the way.
Did you know that even though feather plucking usually starts from an unmet wellness issue it can turn into a compulsive habit fairly quickly?
You took this quiz because you're a good bird owner, who cares about the health of your feathered friend! So we know that you'll do everything you can to make sure your bird stops plucking, and we'll be there to help, every step of the way.
Here's your personal guide to jumpstart your plucking recovery efforts.
Follow my 3-point system and get relief in 10 - 12 months. Since a habit has developed, the more conscientious you are to use all three steps, the better the outcome.
But, first... Have you taken your bird to the vet to rule out any health issues?
Sometimes the plucking habit comes from underlying medical issues. So if your bird hasn't been to the vet in the last 6 months, the first best thing to do is get them to a professional to rule out any health issues.
Please schedule an appointment with your avian or exotics vet as soon as possible.
If you don't already have a vet you love, please feel free to book in for a free 15 minute consultation and I'll help you find the perfect vet for your feathered friend.
Here are your personalized steps to help your bird get their feathers back:
Stop the bird-plucking cycle with a medium weight bird collar.
Consider going with a little heavier collar that is firm enough that your bird will have to “work it” in order to perform his habit.
Sew up a new bird collar yourself and save money! Use my DIY Velcro Closure bird collar pattern. (Instructional graphic with link to tutorial)
If sewing is not your jam, you can buy a pre-made Velcro Closure Cone Bird Collar.
Depending on the plucking location, you might want to try a thick neck style bird collar like the Huggle or the Fringy Neck Collar.
Here are a few collars that should help your bird stop plucking:
Help your bird feel their best by optimizing their wellness.
Doing your best to meet the following 6 health and well-being requirements of parrots will help you prevent physical and emotional problems.
Learn how to optimize your bird's wellness by checking out this blog post:
Support your bird back into optimal health with our:
Positive reinforcement is one of the best ways to keep your bird healthy, happy and stop him from plucking his feathers out.
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Get more help positive reinforcement help by downloading my book "Why Parrots Pluck Their Feathers" for *free*, by using the promo code HN7DX59K25TT at the check out!
Hey everyone! My name is Diane & I'm the founder of BirdSupplies.com. A few years ago, I found myself in your shoes.
I wanted my birds, Peachy & Smokey, to have safe, functional supplies, but they were hard to come by. That's when I began to partner with bird vets to create a range of science-backed bird care supplies to enrich the lives and health of beautiful parrots, just like yours.
Now, they call me the Bird Whisperer, because people often say that spending 30 minutes with me provides more behavioral insight than a $300 vet visit.
🙌 Together, we’ve got this 🙌
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